Tag Archives: Ohio River Valley

What Kind of Sandwich?!?

We’re in the heat of tomato harvesting. And eating. BLTs, Caprese Salads, Fresh Salsa, Omelets, etc etc. I’m not saying I’m tired of fresh homegrown tomatoes. I’m just saying I’m looking for a little variety…spice of life, and all that. … Continue reading

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Granny’s Bonnet and the Summer Solstice

We’re currently being drenched under the watery weight of Tropical Depression Bill as he expends his energy over the Ohio River Valley. And although we’ve had our share of rain this week, all the denizens of the garden could use … Continue reading

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Bees & the Future of It All

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Vivid.” The vivid hues of this thistle let’s the honeybee know the kettle’s on. When I was a boy growing up on a farm in the Ohio River Valley, going barefoot … Continue reading

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Columbine (or Granny’s Bonnet) – Wordless Wednesday

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Broken, but still beautiful.

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” ~Leo Tolstoy In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.”  

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The Earth Spins & the Flowers Burst Forth

“And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.” ~Walt Whitman If there was ever a season for miracles, it’s spring. Buds bursting forth into beautiful blossoms, bulbs revealing the fireworks they’ve been … Continue reading

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“Not yet,” Spring whispered. “Not just yet. But soon.”

A string of warm, bright days coaxed the jonquils and hyacinths and early tulips from their earthy slumber.  Happily, these sturdy plants are built for early spring because, as luck would have it, the warm weather was quickly followed by … Continue reading

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The Garden Lies Waiting

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When March arrives, our green thumbs start to itch. (Okay, let’s be honest, our green thumbs start to itch in January.) But in March, we can really hear the garden calling. Partly because the days are getting longer. Partly because our … Continue reading

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Winter still. But, perhaps, in those brief slants of sunlight, we see the beginnings of spring!

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In Which Winter Reminds Us Not To Jump The Gun

The Cold has settled in and seems determined to sit a spell. The Professor and I had been lamenting the fact that we’d had such a mild winter. Foolish mortals. We’ve been reminded (quite harshly) that February is still a winter … Continue reading

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